Case study- RNIB Connect Radio, UK
Clyde Broadcast recently undertook an installation project at two RNIB Connect Radio studios.
The RNIB (Royal National Institute for Blind People) are a UK charity who strive to improve the lives of those affected by sight loss. The charity are the creators of Europe’s first radio station for blind and partially sighted listeners – now called RNIB Connect Radio, available on 101.0 FM in Glasgow, and online throughout the UK and the world.
All Connect Radio presenters are visually impaired. This meant that Clyde Broadcast’s team had to recognise the needs of the presenters and management throughout the project. Studio manager Yvonne Milne commented “The fact that we have several blind presenters influenced a lot of our decisions, and they (Clyde) quickly got to grips with what we wanted, checking in with us on regular intervals to ensure the project progressed towards our ideal studios. We now have two beautiful bespoke studios that accomplish all that we set had out to achieve with our refit.”
Clyde Broadcast’s Senior Project Manager, Geoff Archbold, and his team are overjoyed with the reaction from the presenters that they met. “Your expertise, patience and good humour have made what has been a significant period of change for RNIB staff very easy, and you could not have been more helpful!”
Studio manager Yvonne Milne emphasises that “their advice throughout the process, as well as their ability to problem solve was invaluable. Clyde ensured our studios were delivered on time and within budget – and they did it all with a smile! I can’t recommend them highly enough.”